triphosphoric acid

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Definition of triphosphoric acid

: a polyphosphoric acid H5P3O10 that is a partial anhydride of three molecules of orthophosphoric acid, is capable of hydrolysis into orthophosphoric acid and pyrophosphoric acid, and is known chiefly in the form of salts and esters

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History and Etymology for triphosphoric acid

tri- + phosphoric

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